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Desperate Housewives: The Game

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 15th 2007 12:41AM
Desperate Housewives
(S04E03) "Uncomfortable people don't ask questions." - Katherine

Last week introduced "Kree" or "Bretherine" (two suggestions made by TV Squad reader D) to us. Most of the TV Squad readers who took part in our poll seemed to like the nemesis and their respectful yet devilish fights. After last week's great episode, I had high expectations for this week's Desperate Housewives: I wanted more Bree and Katherine face offs, I wanted to get a few clues to the Mayfairs' secret, and I wanted the hit man hired by Carlos to take care of Edie.

Over the summer, spoilers revealed that Carlos would meet with an accountant to discuss his offshore account and him not wanting a woman to learn about it. Days after this information was leaked, it was announced that he was not meeting with an accountant anymore but that it would be a sort of hit man. Who knew that it was in fact both? Well, sort of. Al will still "take care" of Edie but not in the "bang bang, you're dead" sort of way. I can't wait to see what he found about Edie.

No matter how the Edie/Carlos situation is dealt with, it needs to end asap. Ever since Edie became a regular, the writers have been feeding us so-so storylines featuring her. It almost feels like they don't know what to do with her. Edie and Carlos were fun at first, but since Edie decided last year that he would end up with her no matter, that storyline turned from mildly amusing to boring.

There was nothing original or even surprising for Edie and Carlos tonight. It was pretty much a given that Edie would try to get the word out that she was engaged, that Carlos would be angry, that Gaby would be furious, etc. Boring, boring, boring.

Desperate HousewivesEven if "The Game" was not as delightful as last week's episode, we still got a few nice tidbits and scenes. The housewives wanted to know more about Katherine and so did we. Luckily, we know more than they do because, let's face it, Katherine didn't offer much to her "friends" (they are not really friends yet but they are the closest thing to friends Katherine has right now). Let's review what we know:
  • Katherine's ex-husband is supposed to be the worst man ever.
  • Dylan lost her memory of when she first lived on Wisteria Lane. Her mother is willing to do anything to have her stay lost... even tell Dylan to not see Julie anymore.
  • Katherine's aunt used to live with them and is now being released from the hospital. She will stay in Dylan's old room (aka the locked room).
  • Adam did something in Chicago that seemed to be why the Mayfairs moved. Could it be that one of his patients filed a lawsuit claiming that Adam touched her in ways he shouldn't have? For sure, something happened between Adam and a woman (or more) since Katherine is highly protective and doesn't want him to flirt with/be near/look women.
  • Something terrible happened in Dylan's old room (see the dent on the floor). It is so terrible that Katherine is genuinely crying about it (those tears at the end didn't look like crocodile ones).
I'm quite intrigued by this mystery and it seems to have a lot of layers. Right now, I'm willing to believe Katherine even though I'm sure she is not white as snow. The addition of the aunt will bring a new dimension to this, especially since she'll be staying in the forbidden room! I wonder if the aunt lost her memory too.

Desperate HousewivesThe charades party was not the best part of this episode but, at least, it brought everyone together. It also allowed everyone to gossip! Those women (and even the men, in a lesser capacity) sure like to dish about everyone and anyone. We didn't learn anything earth shattering since we, the viewers, pretty much knew everything that was revealed (Gaby having an affair with John, for example). However, the party set stage for upcoming events:
  • Carlos and Gaby will continue their affair. You can bet that Victor will learn about it and will try to get rid of Carlos. If word got out that Gaby was cheating on Victor, that would be really bad for the polls, no? Although, I'm pretty sure that Victor and his father (remember him from last season?) would find a way to make this work in their favor.
  • Carlos, now that Edie spilled the beans, wants his accountant to make things work faster. I'm pretty sure things won't be that easy (even though I want them to be).
  • The ladies know they shouldn't lay a hand on Adam unless they are ready to face Katherine. I can already hear the writers discuss the introduction of a guest star who will try to lure Adam in bed.
I'm still amazed at Bree's creativity. She found impressive ways to have people not touch her and believe that she is really pregnant. Will she be that creative when the secret will be out? What do you think about her crying when she found out that Danielle and her baby may be injured? Was Bree crying because she really hoped mother and child were okay or was she crying because she couldn't believe that the lies and deceptions were all for nothing (that is if Danielle lost the baby)? Yes, she wanted to get that DVD player to Danielle but still, I'm not 100% certain that her crying only had to do with Danielle's fate...

Time to make your baby predictions! Danielle will deliver a baby...
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girl.201 (48.9%)

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Mel

Sorry Isabelle, but that was really lazy review.

I just got done watching it off my TiVo and I wanted to get your take on the whole Susan/Bree and stoned Lynette storyline because they were hit and miss I thought, though the scene in the gyne office was pretty good.

October 16 2007 at 2:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
abadguy

It wasn't mentioned above, but I just loved the Susan and Bree stroryline that was set up for this episode. Susan showing up at that dump of a gynocologist's office was just hilarious. I was rolling in my seat, I thought it was hilarious. Oh, and when she pulls Bree away during the party and starts washing her hands and arms discussing what she went through and Bree says, "I'll pay you back for the slashed tires and cell phone," that was just classic!

October 16 2007 at 12:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brent McKee

I'm not sure about #1 but I don't think that the ex-husband was a pedophile. Remember when Adam said that "you know what people will think" after Katherine said that her ex did the worst thing you can imagine a father doing. What I think when someone says that is raping the child or some other form of sexual assault, but Adam's statement indicates that it wasn't what everyone would think.

If I were to hazard a wild ass guess it would be that Katherine's first husband may have either committed suicide in front of his daughter or tried to, and that Katherine covered it up in much the same way that Paul Young covered up the murder of Zach's real mother.

October 16 2007 at 3:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Andrea

From the first episode of the season I guessed that Dylan wasn't really Dylan. However, Julie had photos of them as children. Would teenage Dylan really look that similar to Dylan #1, similar enough that it looks like the same girl?

Also, you omitted the story about Lynette and the spiked brownies. Not that it was in interesting plot point, or furthered the story in any way, and it was really only funny in two scenes, both involving her mother.

October 15 2007 at 8:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jan

Could be #1 or #2 for sure......... yeah how about Lynette?! Haha -- think she'll keep using?
I am also tired of Edie/Carlos. I think Victor will definitely find out about Gabby. How is he playing on two shows? Mad Men on Thurs' too.

October 15 2007 at 3:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Albert

Yeah, they live in Mike's old place. Which is their old place. Odd that.

October 15 2007 at 2:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dave

Which house do the Mayfair's live in? Is is Mike's house?

October 15 2007 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Albert

HEY, SHOUT OUT! Thanks, Isabelle!

I think we can pretty much say for certain that Dylan wasn't molested because Katherine said that "the worst thing a father can do to a daughter" is not what he did.

HANG 'EM HIGH! God, that was awesome.

I'm loving the show now the whole Edie mess is really bringing it down. The woman is DERANGED. It's not at all cute and I wish they'd stop it.

October 15 2007 at 11:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sarah

i think Katherine has a whole new play family. Dylan isnt the realy Dylan, and Adam is not her husband for real. something about them... they dont interact like a real couple.

October 15 2007 at 10:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tammy

I kind of agree with #1... either it was Dylan that died and this isn't the real Dylan or Dylan killed her Dad and has no memory of it. It's all centered around Dylan.... at least she's not locked in the basement!

October 15 2007 at 10:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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